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Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Lesson Plans

August 7 Deedee 3 min read

I’m BACK with year 4 of my lesson plans!  This week it is all about Chicka Chicka Boom Boom!  Such a perfect way to start a year!

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Lesson Plans: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom is a kindergarten favorite. Start the year with this engaging and meaningful activities. Click here to see more!

Here it is!  The beginning of the year!  So exciting… and my class has always loved Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault.

Such a fun book to read over and over again… The students quickly learn the pattern and chime in!

Video

After I have read it a few times, my students love to watch this video and sing along.

Reading Strategies and Skills

It is not too early for students to start learning strategic thinking.   As you might know, our Guiding Readers series has a week-long close reading lesson plan to be used with this book.  Each day, students focus in strategically on their reading.  I do the reading work (decoding).  The students do the thinking work.

Here are some of the pictures that Katie from Little Kinder Warriors shared with me.

Retelling the story

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Lesson Plans: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom is a kindergarten favorite. Start the year with this engaging and meaningful activities. Click here to see more!

After the students have retold the story as a whole class, they practice retelling the story with a partner. THEN they completed this retelling project.

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Lesson Plans: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom is a kindergarten favorite. Start the year with this engaging and meaningful activities. Click here to see more! Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Lesson Plans: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom is a kindergarten favorite. Start the year with this engaging and meaningful activities. Click here to see more!

Problem and Solution in the Story

Students also think about the problem and solution in the story.   They discuss problem and solution with their partners and their class.  Then they respond in writing.  At the beginning of the year, they convey meaning with illustrations.

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Lesson Plans: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom is a kindergarten favorite. Start the year with this engaging and meaningful activities. Click here to see more!

Math

I found this image on the blog Fun a Day.  How fun would it be to make this into a counting activity.   Set them up, bowl them down, and count.  For 1st grade you might want to write equations.

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Lesson Plans: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom is a kindergarten favorite. Start the year with this engaging and meaningful activities. Click here to see more!

Science

Students could explore their 5 senses!

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Lesson Plans: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom is a kindergarten favorite. Start the year with this engaging and meaningful activities. Click here to see more!

Students explore the taste of coconut.   A little math bonus!

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Lesson Plans: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom is a kindergarten favorite. Start the year with this engaging and meaningful activities. Click here to see more!

And this activity never fails to please.   This is a perfect opportunity to talk about the scientific method!

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Lesson Plans: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom is a kindergarten favorite. Start the year with this engaging and meaningful activities. Click here to see more!

Students start by forming a hypothesis.  Next, they perform the experiment and record their results. You can find this activity and more in our Guiding Readers:  Science, Math and More unit.  Each activity has been designed to compliment the Guiding Readers text of the week.

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Lesson Plans: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom is a kindergarten favorite. Start the year with this engaging and meaningful activities. Click here to see more!

Simple Station Activities for Math and Literacy

This can be found in my Back to School unit that is centered around some of my favorite books.  You can find it HERE.

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Lesson Plans: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom is a kindergarten favorite. Start the year with this engaging and meaningful activities. Click here to see more! Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Lesson Plans: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom is a kindergarten favorite. Start the year with this engaging and meaningful activities. Click here to see more! Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Lesson Plans: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom is a kindergarten favorite. Start the year with this engaging and meaningful activities. Click here to see more!

We spend a lot of time of our names at the beginning of the year.  You can find this  All About Me Unit HERE.

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Lesson Plans: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom is a kindergarten favorite. Start the year with this engaging and meaningful activities. Click here to see more!

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Lesson Plans: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom is a kindergarten favorite. Start the year with this engaging and meaningful activities. Click here to see more!

Craft/Art

CUTE!  I found this activity on i heart crafty things.

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Lesson Plans: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom is a kindergarten favorite. Start the year with this engaging and meaningful activities. Click here to see more!

Fine Motor

How fun is this?   This would be great practice for strengthening those little fingers.  I found this on Enchanted Homeschool Mom’s blog.  I found the cute alphabet beads HERE (aff).

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Lesson Plans: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom is a kindergarten favorite. Start the year with this engaging and meaningful activities. Click here to see more!

Snacks?  Did someone say snacks?

Both of these are equally adorable!  This one is from Mom Inspired Life.

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Lesson Plans: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom is a kindergarten favorite. Start the year with this engaging and meaningful activities. Click here to see more!

And this one is from Food 52.

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Lesson Plans: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom is a kindergarten favorite. Start the year with this engaging and meaningful activities. Click here to see more!

That is it!  If you would like a copy of my detailed lesson plans with MORE activity hyperlinks, you can on the image below.

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Lesson Plans: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom is a kindergarten favorite. Start the year with this engaging and meaningful activities. Click here to see more!

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Lesson Plans: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom is a kindergarten favorite. Start the year with this engaging and meaningful activities. Click here to see more!

 

Have a fantastic week!

10 Comments

  • Phyllis August 7 at 6:19 pm

    Love these new ideas! I start the year with this book every year, and this will definitely breathe some life into my lessons!

  • Crystal Young August 7 at 11:22 pm

    What great ideas! I love the 5 senses chart with the coconut.

  • Beth Altman August 8 at 7:21 pm

    This is awesome, Deedee. I’m moving to PreK this next year. I’ve been Kinder for many years and decided to retire… the school hired me back for just 1/2 day (stipulations of retirement). This will be great for my 4 year olds! Thank you 🙂

  • sandra morales September 13 at 7:52 pm

    Perfect!! Thank you very much

  • Jennifer August 6 at 7:42 pm

    Deedee I am a little confused on the interactive writing portion in the first unit chicka chicka boom boom. Do I make up a sentence to go with that story and then they copy?

  • Kymberly Taylor-Whitehurst May 28 at 4:02 am

    I have a question, I am a fifth-grade math teacher and I’m going to China to teach for 2 weeks first and second graders. I’ve always loved the book Chica Chica Boom Boom and looking at all the pictures I think the kids would love this. How do I purchase the Unit for Chica Chica? I saw the package for $18, but I wasn’t sure if it was included in it or more than just Chica? Thank you, Kym

    • Deedee May 28 at 7:52 pm

      Hi there!

      We don’t have the unit sold individually. It has 6 other books included in the unit, so there are 6 weeks worth of instruction.

  • April M Price June 28 at 7:20 am

    Deedee,
    Thank you so much for sharing your expertise with those of us just starting out. I’m hoping to land a Kinder or 1st grade job in our new town in Michigan. Your advise, lesson plans, strategies, and activities have given me greater confidence in preparing for my future classroom. Thank you again! April

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